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dc.contributor.authorRohde, Nicholas
dc.contributor.authorGuest, Ross
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-13T12:30:40Z
dc.date.available2017-09-13T12:30:40Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.modified2013-06-20T03:34:35Z
dc.identifier.issn0303-8300
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11205-012-0163-0
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/51653
dc.description.abstractThis paper measures racial inequalities in the US using a multidimensional 'wellbeing' approach that simultaneously considers the distributions of income, health and education. The primary objective is to examine trends in US wellbeing inequality with an emphasis on changes in racial composition. Data is taken from 1990 to 2007 and we observe increases in income inequality, a decline in education inequality and unchanged health inequality over the period. Taken together, these results show a slight increase in the dispersion in multidimensional wellbeing. Stratifying by racial groups shows that this increase is due to widening intra-racial inequalities while inter-racial differences remained unchanged. The method is also used to evaluate wellbeing across groups and we estimate black wellbeing to average around 76 % of whites, while persons from other races average approximately 93 %. Some other changes in composition occur through time and the results are shown to be robust to a number of changes in parametric weightings.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom591
dc.relation.ispartofpageto605
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSocial Indicators Research
dc.relation.ispartofvolume114
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchWelfare Economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode140219
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1402
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1503
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1608
dc.titleMultidimensional Racial Inequality in the United States
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorGuest, Ross
gro.griffith.authorRohde, Nicholas


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